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Tire Kicker

The ad said, “Please, no tire kickers,” and I was just old enough to know that I was one. I saw it hanging on the bulletin board at the feed store in town, just...

Disney Made a New Black Beauty Movie and I Have FEELINGS About It

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I've never been one to cry in movies, especially when I was younger. My late husband once challenged me to watch Life is Beautiful without tearing up, and (although it was a...

You Can’t Hide from a Horse – Understanding Equine Assisted Therapy

BY LESLIE MOLINARI Equine Assisted Therapy is an established therapeutic program, but is still new to some people. Recently, I was privileged to witness a session at Blue Bell Equine Assisted Therapy in Blue Bell,...

Riders Working the Rust Breeches Look

Love them or hate them, rust breeches are a real trend with a strong following. These vintage-look breeches even at one point had their own dedicated active Facebook page, "Bring Back RUST Breeches." For those...

Palm Beach Equine Clinic Gives Foal the Ability To Walk

BY JUMP MEDIA LLC The birth of a foal is an exciting yet nerve-wracking time for any owner. This is especially true when the foal arrives three weeks early, which was the case for Laura...

Fit to Ride: Pilates

By Kim Harries No matter what style of riding you prefer, having a strong core, and balanced muscles will benefit both you and your horse. What happens when your horse spooks? Are you able to...

Model Horses So Realistic You’ll Think They’re Alive

Many equestrians played with a "carpet herd" of model horses when they were kids. These toys were our connection the big dreams we hoped would play out with our own horse one day. But...

How to Create Holiday Horse Photos With Your Cell Phone Camera

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Tis the season to throw a Santa hat or a bow on your horse and smile for the camera! While the best photos are undoubtedly shot by a professional equine photographer, sometimes...

5 Things to Consider When Designing an Equestrian Building

By Steve Wright Design for equestrian buildings is not like building for chickens, pigs, or other farm animals. Since most equine operations are meant for pleasure riding or show riding, there are significant differences in space...

A Foal’s Unconventional Introduction Into the World

BY SABRINA BRASHARES / JUMP MEDIA Colic is every horse owner’s worst nightmare, and when the patient is also pregnant, the emergency situation becomes an even bigger challenge for their owner and the team of...

The Delinquent Client: A Potential Problem for All Involved in Equine Sport

By Armand Leone & Jessica Choper What’s The Stableman’s Lien? A state law that allows a stable owner to keep possession of a horse whose owner has not paid for boarding and other services...

10 Decorated Barns to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Whether you decorate your barn for the holidays or not, it's hard to deny how picturesque a bright wreath can be under a snowy roof. Now, anyone who takes care of livestock during the...

Still Life with Wild Horses

By Chad Hanson, PhD The hours when the mind is absorbed by beauty are the only hours when we really live. - Richard Jeffries For years I have heard legends about the number of wild horses...

Hero Bean Stevenson: A Deep Love for Horses—and a Desire to Improve Mental Wellness...

The mental health podcast host and therapist-in-training shares her story and her hopes for the horse world at large. BY HERO BEAN STEVENSON Candid conversations about mental health are on the rise. Simone Biles made headlines...

The Inspiration You Need for Your Horse’s Next Halloween Costume!

PHOTOS © PAM WHEELER Each fall, Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) in Woodbine, MD, hosts a Fall Festival as a way to share the rescue’s mission with the community and to introduce local kids...

Miss California USA is an Equestrian

On the @blackequestrians Instagram page, a Sept. 14 post did not match the others: The photo was missing a horse. But make no mistake, Sabrina Lewis, 24, is most definitely an equestrian. She's also the...

15 Halloween Costumes For Spooky Horses Wary of “Dressing Up”

This time of year horse shows and barn parties have costume classes popping up all over the place. And why not? It's a super fun, creative activity that we don't get to do normally....

The Eight Best Washing Machines for Your Barn

It's okay to admit it: We've all had that moment where, against our better judgment, we put a saddle pad in our home washing machine. It might be good for the saddle pad, but it...

More Repurposed Horseshoe Craft Ideas Than You’ll Ever Know What to Do With

Does your barn have a pile of old horse shoes? Have you kept a set from a special horse that's been sitting around? We joke that our horses get shoes more often than us,...

Tally Ho: Horse Show Dad Attends a Fox Hunt

BY GORDON BALLANTYNE Recently, I was at a charity fundraiser with my wife and her horse barn people.  It was a black tie event so I pulled out my kilt, as any good Scotsman would,...

Mama in the Making: The Top Four Traits of a Successful Broodmare

By Kara Pinato Scro and Tori Bilas/Jump Media When it comes to breeding horses, there isn’t one rule of thumb or a magic bullet that can guarantee successful offspring, but having a solid and reputable...

Meet Noel: Madrone Ranch Stables’ Mascot and Cart-Pulling Celebrity

BY KRISTIN PITZER Walk along the aisleway at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center (GSWEC) in Katy, Texas, during the Great Southwest Winter Series, and you will find a stall setup unlike any other. Where many...